I was on a short weekend trip and drove through this great little town, that had these amazing little shops. Here I share a few pics of some French Furniture inspiration. This chair below is actually a French antique, still having it’s original chipped finish. It was over priced for me ($2800) – but certainly you could easily replicate this look or even purchase an old chair and recover it, as was done here. Soon I want to take a trip to France and go to the flea markets to peruse such finds and reupholster items myself. That is a total dream for me and one I would like to achieve by this fall. How sweet would that be right?
Here are the cutest stools I found – Aren’t they so charming? These were in a different shop and were somewhat reasonably priced, but certainly these could be made, without too much effort. 🙂
Don’t you just love this painted piece? It stands over 9 feet tall. A bit grand – I adore the finials on top. I also love the hardware to open and close the doors.
Here is a simple painted dining chair – although I would do a different fabric on the seat.
This is an antique french table that was 12 feet long. It’s wider than it looks in the picture. I would love to find something like this in France and have it shipped back. This was priced at $5500.
Two more french chairs that were reupolstered. These were priced at $3200 a piece, and the pillows were 200 each. I’d say a trip to France would be worth every penny – Qu’est ce que vous en pensez?
In closing today – I wanted to pay homage to a man, who really was one of the first to bring French Country design into American homes many years ago… Charles Faudree.
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Charles recently passed away and will be missed by many.
I’m so grateful for the talent and inspiration he shared. Thank you Charles – May you rest in peace.